Thursday, November 04, 2010

Islamic Republic Police Shoving Arrested Youth in the Car Trunk

Here is a footage I have just received demonstrating how the intimidation of the people of Iran by its law enforcement forces continues. Arrested youth are shoved in the trunk of the car, two in each car, despite their desperate pleas:

But the yearning for democracy still continues despite all the intimidations.


Gene said...

Potkin, do you have any information on the demonstration in the second video-- where and when it was, who was involved?

Winston said...

Nazism has re-emerged in Iran

Azarmehr said...

@Gene: it was Few days ago, students at the University of Medical Sciences protesting at the sudden closure of the university

Waybec said...

Well of course we don't know if these youths committed genuine crimes or not? However, innocent or guilty - is this really the way any CIVILISED Police force should behave? Just bundle them into the back of some trunk! Ain't this image more typical of a gangster thug mentality than a proper rule of respectable law? Oh - but then again - whoops, silly me...! I clean forgot this was Khamanei's Iran isn't it? Whereby the hijacking regime mafia can do as they bloody well please, as long as they go on serving the likes of the egostistical murdering BLACK VULTURE!

Unknown said...

Actually, there has been a merger of universities, and not a closure: part of Daneshjoo's reforms.

The only people you find on the streets protesting are Ahmadinejad supporters these days. They were out commemorating the embassy takeover recently.

Everybody is worried about the cuts in the subsidies which even Mousavi has admitted need to be eliminated( he introduced them!).

Gene said...

Everybody is worried about the cuts in the subsidies

Seems you're right about that, Reza. However the government is going to extraordinary lengths to make sure nobody complains publicly.

Thousands of police officers have been dispatched to 2,000 locations in Tehran armed with riot gear, such as batons and tear gas, setting up temporary bases in major squares and traffic junctures, said Tehran's police chief, Hassan Sajedi.

On Tuesday night, police rounded up 100 people under the age of 30 as part of what the police called a "security cleansing" project, according to official news agencies.

On Wednesday, Mr. Sajedi said up to 400 more people would be arrested and "paraded" in the coming days to set an example for anyone planning social unrest. He said some would be charged with "moharebeh" or "war against God," a charge that carries the death penalty and is typically handed to political dissidents.

The cuts are due this month, but many details of the plan remain vague, such as an implementation schedule and goods to be affected. The government says it has withheld details to prevent public panic, but worried consumers in Tehran and other cities have been buying up dried goods such as rice, beans and oil in anticipation of rising prices. Beef prices have risen about 5% in the past week, residents say.

"If this plan is for the good of the people then why are so many police in the streets?" said a mother of three in Tehran.

The government ordered media organizations this week to refrain from analyzing the subsidy cuts or publishing critical comments about the plan, according to media reports.

Unknown said...


The subsidies reform has to be handled with a strong security response. Last time the government introduced gasoline rationing,to curb excessive consumption, rioters burnt petrol stations.

This is a potential opportunity for sedition (fitna), but I think the police are taking the necessary precautions against a few trouble-makers.

Nobody believes the subsidies that Mousavi introduced should be kept.

Strangely, Potkin never talks about the subsidies reform or the Tehran depopulation plan.

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